Jim Watson has sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon under a full moon,
at the top of a Mayan pyramid during a power blackout and on the side
of an Egyptian pyramid. He once met Lyndon Johnson in a bathroom and he
owns Ringo Starr’s autograph. Watson coined the word “neurobics” and has
invented a flag-waving hat, a dog-leash belt, backgammon-in-the-round,
TravelPants and several pieces of furniture.
Watson also helped organize the AIGA Oklahoma chapter and served on
its board for six years. He has 27 years experience teaching design and
creative problem-solving at four universities: Oklahoma State
University, University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma and
UPAEP in Puebla, Mexico.
According to Watson, he is a minimalist. He loves to travel. Bryce
Canyon in Utah is his favorite natural site, Walt Disney World his
favorite man-made one. He likes to drink coffee. He likes to write. He
likes to invent. He thinks teachers and medical support staff don’t get
paid enough. He doesn’t like telemarketing spiels or laugh tracks on
sitcoms. He is a dog lover. He likes dining with friends. He loves New
York City. He also loves sudoku and crossword puzzles and solving mind
games. He is fascinated by word origins, likes to read the newspaper,
loves to teach and to push minds. Most of all, he thinks life is a hoot.
Roman Mars had two ideas for his TED Talk: the talk he thought he should give and the talk we wanted to give.
Section: Inspiration -
professional development, advice
After a false start in fine art, Su Mathews Hale leaped ahead with a decade at Pentagram, role as partner at Lippincott, and now, president of AIGA’s national board.
Section: Inspiration -
Design Journeys, Womens Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, career, branding, nonprofit, professional development, diversity
This will be the latest cover that CSTUDIODESIGN has recreated beginning in 2004 withHope Dies Last when The New Press began reissuing this award-winning series in a newly designed format.
A survey finds soft skills are often considered more important to employers than typography, design and technical abilities.
Section: Tools and Resources -
1996's STS-78 Mission Insignia @NASA https://t.co/oENT7ku8U9 #AIGAtogether ?? https://t.co/Yvbr9FVLvB
25 minutes ago
20th Macao Arts Festival
Chong Ip HongVictor Hugo Marreiros
Offset London: Graphic Though Facility’s Andy Stevens on transforming Hult International Business School
Posted by Rachael Steven
18 days ago from
The 62nd Type Directors Club competition – call for entries
Posted by Mark Sinclair
12 days ago from
IZZE You’ll Love What’s Inside Campaign
How Medalists are chosen
Keep Off the Grass
Volume Inc., San Francisco
aigaboston (AIGA Boston)
RT @AIGAdesign: Rock the vote for #AIGAdesign!
We're up for @CreativeMarket's Most Influential Design Conf of 2015
Y'know what to do https:…
2 hours ago